I really enjoy reading Melissa Clark’s Good Appetite column in the New York Times. Recently, she did a story on coconut oil. I was very intrigued. My parents never used it to cook. In fact, I only remember using it to oil my hair! But when I loved down south in India, i remember seeing a lot of folks using it to saute vegetables and even make meat curries. In the US, the oil had a bad rap for a long time. Turns out, we were wrong and the oil is good for you.
I turned to Sandeep Agarwal who owns and operates Pure Indian Foods and asked him about the organic virgin coconut oil that they sell on their site:
1. Tell me about the virgin organic coconut oil. What makes it organic?
Organic foods are produced without the use of artificial fertilizers, conventional pesticides, human waste, or sewage sludge. They are processed without the use of ionizing radiation or food additives.
2. What promoted you to add coconut oil to your product line?
Coconut Oil is getting a lot of attention. It has a medium chain fatty acid called Lauric acid which has many health benefits. A lot of our customers use coconut oil in their cooking along with ghee. As such, we made coconut oil available to meet our customers’ demand.
3. You wanted to get a message across to my readers about grass-fed cows, what would you like to share? ( Pure Indian Foods sells organic ghee)
Grass-fed cows have more Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) in their milk than grain fed cows. CLA is an antioxidant and essential fatty acid that has been getting a lot of attention lately. In animal studies, it reportedly exhibits anticarcinogenic and other beneficial physiological effects.
Sandeep has kindly agreed to giveaway a superb collection of oil and ghee to one Life of Spice reader:
One 7.8 oz jar of Grassfed Organic Ghee
One 14.5 oz jar of Virgin Organic Coconut Oil
One 6 x 1.1 oz sampler pack of Herbal/Spiced Ghee
Free shipping to a US address.
(A Retail Value of over $50).
Leave a comment here about why you want to win this set! And then go tell everyone you know to enter. Mention the giveaway on FB, Twitter etc and I will be very appreciative!
Winner will be picked on April 24th at 4:00 pm EST!
Thanks to Sala Kannan for a lovely photo (as usual)